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Supercrack Buttress

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Supercrack Buttress 


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Location: 38.03635, -109.54552 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Supercrack Buttress is probably the most popular/crowded area at Indian Creek. Some of the most famous cracks in the desert are here - Supercrack, Incredible Handcrack, Coyne Crack, etc. Expect stellar climbing with good protection and a casual approach, but don't expect solitude.

If you are looking for solitude, please don't cross the road in search of it. There is no access to the cliffs across the road without trespassing!


Getting There 

From the main parking area about 4 miles past Newspaper Rock, Supercrack Buttress will be obvious. Follow a well worn trail to the base, and look for the crowds to mark the start of most routes.


39 Total Routes


['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',24],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',3],['5.10',15],['5.11',13],['5.12',3],['5.13',2],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',1],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Supercrack Buttress:
Twin Cracks   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad   
Super Surprised   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 140'   
Supercrack of the Desert   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches   
No Name Crack   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Trad   
Keyhole Flake   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Trad   
Gorilla   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Trad   
3AM Crack   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Incredible Hand Crack   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Bad Rad Duality   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
The Wave   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
Anasazi   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
Binge and Purge   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Trad   
Wild Works of Fire   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c R     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Painted Pony   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 140'   
Amaretto Corner   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c     Trad   
The On-Slot   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Fingers In A Lightsocket   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a     Trad   
Too Much Cake   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a     Trad   
Coyne Crack   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Trad   
Left Affair   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Featured Route For Supercrack Buttress
Tony Bubb leads 'Anasazi (11a)', to just below the stembox rests. Photo by Joseffa Meir, 2001.

Anasazi 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c  UT : Moab Area : ... : Supercrack Buttress
At the far right side of Supercrack buttress, you will find this left-facing dihedral. [Just to the right of the large leaning block/cave with the Anasazi handprints on the inside]. The dihedral is not too cruxy, but it is long, so it will get hard. The route is 120', not 140' as suggested, and such was evidenced by my ability to lower off on a single 70M rope, with spare at the base.The rock quality here is not quite as good as most of the area routes, particularly at the top, where the soft...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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Indian Creek from Supercrack Buttress!
Indian Creek from Supercrack Buttress!
Supercrack Buttress
Supercrack Buttress
That's 3AM crack on the left, and Incredible Hand Crack is the right facing corner nearly out of view.
BETA PHOTO: That's 3AM crack on the left, and Incredible Hand ...
scott headed up the bouldery start of SUPACRACK!
scott headed up the bouldery start of SUPACRACK!
view from crag with parking options
view from crag with parking options
Supercrack Buttress parking lot- before.
Supercrack Buttress parking lot- before.
beautiful day mid jan.2009
beautiful day mid jan.2009
the butt!
the butt!
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Jeremy Freeman sinking thin hands on '3am Crack', Supercrack Buttress, Indian Creek
Jeremy Freeman sinking thin hands on '3am Crack', ...
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again ?
Supercrack Buttress parking lot- after.
Supercrack Buttress parking lot- after.
BETA PHOTO
Supercrack Buttress on the left.
Supercrack Buttress on the left.
Jeremy Freeman wishing it went on forever - 'Supercrack'... (of the desert)
Jeremy Freeman wishing it went on forever - 'Super...
look a splitter ? behind a pillar.
look a splitter ? behind a pillar.
hmmm?
hmmm?
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By Scott N
Feb 23, 2004
Gear Alert

After going to S.C. Buttress earlier last week I noticed that on many of the more popular climbs (S.C, 3AM, IHC, etc....) the anchors are in need of some care. The bolts are all sound, but the some of the chains and rings are pretty worn. The quicklink on the right anchor on Supercrack is worn about 60% through(top and bottom). Amazingly enough a group was toproping THROUGH the anchor. I had an extra quicklink, but no pliers to unscrew the old one. I was hoping some of the regulars might think about updating some quick links here and there. Hopefully, next time I'll have some extras and some pliers/cutters to make these a little safer. I'd be nice if just a few people left some new gear so we don't have to be witness to a splatter.

By E.T.
Nov 28, 2004
Gear Alert

Just came back from Indian Creek over thanksgiving, and the bolts on IHC, supercrack, and 3AM crack all look bomber. (they may have been replaced/enhanced since Scott's post). I would agree that lowering through them would be hard on the gear though

By Sam Feuerborn
From: Durango, CO
Nov 14, 2011

Any beta on the twin tips cracks between wild works of fire and IHC? book says .10 but felt a whole lot closer to .12?

By Devin Fin
From: DURANGO
Nov 14, 2011

The blue Tcu splitter to #4's anchors out right .. That thing is definitely 12 maby 11+ for sure . A proud line very crisp .

By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Jul 16, 2012

Had the wall all to ourselves; all of the Creek, for that matter. Yes, it was the middle of July. But Supercrack Buttress is in the shade until about 12:30. :-)